DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
If you use your everyday interpersonal skills to lead your employees, you need a skills upgrade. Millennials and Gen Z will soon make up most of the work force and without a deep understanding and specific skills to manage them, your true and tried methods will fall short.
Learn to lead from genuine strength. Learn the specific set of skills you need to navigate the brave new workscape. Learn to have "difficult conversations" with employees/collaborators without damaging the relationship. Learn how to eradicate toxicity and unwanted employee behavior. There is a method to it all and you can learn it reading this short book.
Early on in life I noticed that when faced with unfairness (meaning someone lost something because the playing field was not leveled), I became agitated and had to intervene to fix it. In my thirties, after working as a journalist for a decade, I decided to harvest the riled-up energy that injustices managed to spurt out of me, into a law degree. So, it is fair to say that I became an attorney because I abhor injustice. For 25 years I practiced employment law, a lot of it on the employer’s side, but for small businesses. That led me to design documentary tools -templates to aid in preventing employment claims at the source. I leveraged technology and created downloadable, inexpensive tools that companies acquired and easily adapted to their demographics. The tools effectively created legal “firewalls” around their management of employees, particularly in companies trotting along without HR personnel or other specialized employee management posts. My "aha" moment happened while providing consulting services to my clients. There was a common thread in the consultations. I could see that my clients were failing at the employee-employer relationship because they were unable to have work interpersonal interactions with employees. So, I designed the R.E.D. Interaction Framework for Managers and tested for years and tweaked it until it yielded a winning, repeatable process. And.... I wrote a book about it. I since have dedicated my life to helping managers improve employee engagement, shift toxic work cultures and transform them into growth leaders by fixing their dysfunctional relationships with their employees. The R.E.D. Interaction Framework for Managers generates trust which in turns makes possible productive workspaces which procures personal growth for everyone in a organization.